Southern Governorate

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Southern Governorate
المحافظة الجنوبية
Flag of Southern Governorate
Map of Bahrain showing Southern Governorate
Map of Bahrain showing Southern Governorate
Country Bahrain
 • Governor Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa
Time zone Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3)
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The Southern Governorate (Arabic: المحافظة الجنوبية‎‎; transliterated: Al-Muḥāfaẓat al-Janūbīyah) has the largest area of the four governorates of Bahrain, and the smallest population (91,450).[1] It includes parts of Bahrain's old municipalities - Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Ar Rifa' wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, and Juzur Hawar (the Hawar Islands). It is the least populated of the regions on Bahrain and the least economically productive, per capita.

The Governor of the Southern Governorate is Shaikh Abdullah Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, the son of The Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. Sh. Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.


  1. ^ 2008 Estimated Population of Bahrain - Central Informatics Organisation

Coordinates: 25°55′12″N 50°33′00″E / 25.92000°N 50.55000°E / 25.92000; 50.55000